Halti

Halti is the highest peak in Finland. The terrain is made up of large rocks with no earth visible. The nearest road is about 35 km away, so the trek to the summit and back usually takes a few days.

There are quite many huts on the way and helicopter and seaplane transport are available. The trek up to the base of Halti is very wet, so hiking shoes are no good. Instead, rubber boots are highly recommended. Lots of mosquitoes during the summer.

Elevation (feet): 4,357
Elevation (meters): 1,328
Continent: Europe
Country: Finland
Latitude: 69.322633
Longitude: 21.279947
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
First successful climber(s): Early Lapp peoples
Nearest major airport: Enontekiö
Convenient Center: Kilpisjärvi

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Halti.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #18958 - by Ola Royrvik on Feb 14, 2006
    Climbed it from Norway. "A bump on the ridge". 5-6 hours on gently sloping ground. Boulders and boulders.
  • Log #11973 - by Veli-Matti Laitinen on Aug 08, 2004
    The full story of our hike in Finnish: http://www.kolumbus.fi/hevvey/halti_99.htm
  • Log #11974 - by Hans van de Merwe on June 10, 2004
    Starting in Kilpisjärvi, two friends and I walked over to the Halti in three days in splendid weather, enjoying the amazing countryside of Northern Finland (we all lived in the city of Amsterdam,...
  • Log #11975 - by Tomi Nieminen on Dec 18, 2003
    Always worth seeing and sensing! Do not take the hike as a performance. Remember to enjoy the unique atmosphere in this unique part of Finland! And beware of the goblins...
  • Log #11976 - by Sami Leppänen on Sep 08, 2001
    Indeed a beautiful place. Quite often the visibility from the top is poor, because of rain, snow or fog. It has a guestbook for visitors, I think my visitornumber was somewhere close to 22 000 th...
  • Log #11977 - by Tommi Hoikkala on May 08, 2001
    A fine peak indeed...despite snowblindness I experienced.
  • Log #11978 - by Teemu Laitinen on Jan 23, 2001
    http://personal.inet.fi/luonto/hevvey/halti94.htm